Nathaniel Whitaker


First Name: Nathaniel
Last Name: Whitaker


Professor of Math at University of Massachusetts, Amherst with interests in Mathematical Biology


Dr. Nathaniel Whitaker is a Numerical Analyst who primarily works in computational fluid dynamics. His interests also include mathematical models of DNA and computing surfaces of prescribed Gauss curvature. Currently, he is simulating two-dimensional turbulence fluid flow using methods of equilibrium statistical mechanics. Currently Dr. Whitaker's work has involved computing most probable solutions to the Euler equations. His publications page lists his 6 publications and his most recent work.




Numerical solution of the Hele-Shaw equations, J. Comput. Phys. 90 (1990), 176--199. 65P05

(with BruceTurkington) Maximum entropy states for rotating vortex patches, Phys. Fluids 6 (1994), 3963--3973. 76F99 (76C05 76M35)

Some numerical methods for the Hele-Shaw equations, J. Comput. Phys. 111 (1994), 81--88. 76M25 (65N99 76D99)

(with BruceTurkington), Statistical equilibrium computations of coherent structures in turbulent shear layers, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 17 (1996), 1414--1433. 76Fxx

(with Frank E. Baginski) Numerical solutions of boundary value problems for ${\scr K}$-surfaces in ${\bf R}\sp 3$ , Numer. Methods Partial Differential Equations 12 (1996), 525--546. 65Nxx (65Dxx)